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Scheme Project Manager (Works Delivery) - Secondment/Fixed Term until October 2021

Posted: 20 Nov 2020 Closes: 20 Dec 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom GBP 40,107.00 - 45,120.00 per year
Permanent & Full-time NWR_IRC2200754

About Network Rail

We at network rail are dedicated to becoming one of Britain's best employers and believe this starts with placing the candidate at the heart of everything we do!

Our ambition to be responsive to passengers and freight users, drives us every day and we're empowered to do the right thing for those who use the rail network. We actively challenge unsafe practices and take responsibility for addressing risks, resolving issues and protecting safety and wellbeing.

We're passionate about great service and we ask ourselves, what can we do to put our passengers and freight users at the centre of everything we do? With this in mind, we pull together as one industry because we care about people and teamwork is key. For more information about Network Rail click here

Scotland's Railway covers a large geographical area from the Borders to Thurso at the far tip of the North East of Scotland, accounting for almost 20 per cent of the UK rail network. We provide rapid access along busy commuter routes to our seven cities, servicing the varied needs of our business and leisure commuter services, including cross border services and rural services. We have up to 50 freight services operating every day and we are steadily building capacity for this to grow.
Brief Description

Scheme Project Managers Works Delivery work across the full portfolio of Network Rail's Works Delivery programmes. To be responsible for managing the safe and effective delivery of projects, supporting the Project or Programme Manager to deliver key outputs of programmes in order to meet client requirements to time, cost, quality, and performance.

This is a secondment/fixed term position until October 2021.
About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities
Accountable for delivery of Works Delivery projects in a safe & environmentally responsible manner to time, cost and quality, in accordance with the Governance of Railway Investment Projects (GRIP), applicable Network Rail company standards, current legislation and procedures including HMRI guidance where appropriate.
Work closely with Project Managers to lead, inspire, direct and develop specialist teams to deliver successful projects to meet route objectives for internal and external stakeholders.
Manage and implement Construction Design Management (CDM) requirements associated with projects to deliver compliance to regulations.
Direct multi-disciplinary teams including commercial, programme controls, engineering, and others to identify solutions to client requirements and establish a robust baseline plan to manage and maintain the plans to project completion.
Identify and Implement the management of resource planning for current and projected work banks, including identification and management of critical resource requirements.
Support the Project Manager in preparing and maintaining definitions of the project requirements across the project lifecycle, as well as updating business cases that justify projects in terms of benefits, costs and risks in collaboration with clients.
Manage stakeholders, taking account of their levels of influence and particular interests.
Manage project reviews at appropriate points throughout project lifecycle which inform governance decisions of projects by identifying, monitoring and providing evaluations of progress, performance, risk (threats and opportunities) contingency, and continuing relevance. Plan and implement mitigations to them, responding to other issues that affect the projects and associated programmes.
Manage change control in collaboration with clients and contractors by establishing, and implementing where necessary, protocols to change the scope of projects and update configuration documents as required, in accordance with NR processes.
Support accident investigations when remitted to by the relevant designated competent person.

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


  • Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience
  • Member of the Association for Project Management or equivalent, holding or working towards chartered status or equivalent
  • Successful experience and detailed knowledge of the application of Construction Design Management (CDM) regulations
  • Demonstrable stakeholder engagement and communication skills
  • Successful relevant experience including experience of contracting and project delivery
  • In depth knowledge and previous experience of project budget management
  • Able to demonstrate effective evaluation and decision-making skills
  • Successful previous experience of safety management in project delivery
  • Detailed knowledge of Health and Safety legislation
  • Understanding of Network Rail accident investigation processes and procedures


  • Experience in the Rail Industry Sector (including application of GRIP)
  • Knowledge of Network Rail's Project, Investment, Commercial and Procurement practices
  • Experience in risk identification, assessment and mitigation
  • Flexible and pro-active approach
  • You will be a team player with willingness to learn, challenge and get involved
  • Knowledge of Network Rail's assets and how they are managed

    Scheme Project Managers in Works Delivery need to hold Personal Track Safety (PTS) competence. Any offer of employment will be subject to passing the relevant pre-employment medical assessment to obtain this competence, including a drug & alcohol test.
How to apply (External)

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We are also an equal opportunity employer and encourage people to work flexibly. We welcome applications from everyone. Click here for more information

We are a Disability Confident Leader employer!

To ensure an improved representation in our workforce, applications are particularly welcome from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people, females, LGBTQi+ people and people with disabilities.

All offers of employment are conditional upon satisfactory completion of pre-employment checks. Click here for more information

Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do, safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail. Applicants should demonstrate their personal commitment to safety in their application.

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Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the pay range advertised.

This is a fixed term position until October 2021.

Grade: Band 4.C

Salary: £40,107 to £45,120

Closing date: Wednesday 2nd December 2020 - late applications will not be accepted

We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.

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